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Thread #119969   Message #2606382
Posted By: Jack Campin
07-Apr-09 - 08:00 AM
Thread Name: love the young people writing folk
Subject: RE: love the young people writing folk
The "Dylanoid" bit in my comment was intended to indicate where the problem was.

She needs to listen to some memorable tunes - like most of the traditional repertoire. Dylan is not much of an inspiration to anyone trying to write melodies and Suzanne Vega is incomparably worse.

I certainly wouldn't pay to hear anything so melodically dull, whatever else the performer had going for her. (Does anybody still pay to hear Suzanne Vega? - not exactly an A-lister these days, anyway).

The storyline would have been stronger if it had been given a contemporary setting rather than that pseudo-mediaeval one, but it's okay as is.